Smooches



Smooches

Supplies needed

Tube of choice
Font of choice (I used Waterbrush ROB)
Scrapkit and Valentine Stamps By Clarey at BagzOfScraps Supplied with Permission
Mask by Me
Mura's Meister - Copies
Animation Shop
Supplies - Here

I used the beautiful art of Suzanne Woolcott

Lets begin!

1. Open a new canvas 600x600 and fill white. Copy and paste one of the papers as a new layer. Layers, new mask layer, from image, look for my mask and hit OK. Delete the mask in the layers palette and answer yes to the question asked. Ungroup layers.

2. Copy and paste the smooch word art as a new layer and resize by 40%. Effects, Mura's Meister - Copies. In the preset menu, choose Tiling (Angle) and change only the tile gap to 2. Layers, new mask layer, from image, again look for my mask and apply it. Delete the mask in the layers palette and answer yes to the question asked. Ungroup layers. Add a drop shadow of choice.

3. Copy and paste one of the torn papers as a new layer. Resize by 70% and with your raster deform tool, tilt it to the right until it's almost at a 90 degree angle. Place it to the left of your canvas. Add a drop shadow of choice.

4. Copy and paste one of the frames as a new layer. Resize by 80% and add a drop shadow of choice. Click inside the centre of the frame with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 10, copy and paste another paper of choice as a new layer, selections, invert, hit delete on your keyboard. Selections, select none, move this layer down under ther frame layer.

5. Make the frame layer active again, click inside the centre of it with your magic wand. Selections, modify, expand by 10, make the smooch word art active, selections, promote selection to layer, Selections, select none. Move this promoted layer under your frame layer. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and resize as neccessary. I resized mine by 60%. Add a drop shadow of choice.

6. Make the frame layer active, copy and paste the envelope as a new layer, mirror and resize by 50%. Using your raster deform tool, tilt it to the left. Add a drop shadow of choice. Copy and paste my word art as a new layer and place it over the heart paper. Delete any that overhangs the envelope.

7. Copy and paste one of the flowers as a new layer. Resize it by 30% and place at the top left of the frame. Add a drop shadow of choice. Duplicate it 2 times and place them down the side of the frame. 1 of them should be on the envelope.

8. Copy and paste the SWAK stamp, or one of choice as a new layer. I resized by 30%. Delete some of it to make it look like it has been ripped when the envelope has been opened.

9. Copy and paste the beaded string as a new layer and add a drop shadow of choice. Move it down slightly. Copy and paste the smooch word art again as a new layer. Resize by 50% and add a drop shadow of choice.

10. Add your copyright information, watermark and name. Copy merged and paste into animation shop as a new animation. hold down Ctrl and Alt and hit L on your keyboard until you have 22 frames. Open the heart animation, edit, select all, back on your tag, edit, select all, hold down Ctrl and hit E on your keyboard. I placed mine as close to the corner of the frame as I could get, but place it wherever you think it looks best. Save as a .gif and you're all done.

Thanks for trying my tutorial


This tutorial was written by me, weescotslass on 22nd January 2008, any resemblance to any other tutorial is completely coincidental.

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